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Finland

Fysioterapeutti / Fysioterapeut (Finland)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Physiotherapist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Fysioterapeutti / Fysioterapeut
    Translation(s):
    Physiotherapist (EN)
    Country:
    Finland
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    None
    National legislation:

    Laki terveydenhuollon ammattihenkilöistä (559/1994)

    Useful link:
    http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/1994/19940559

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Yes
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    The competent authority performs a prior check of qualification to safeguard health and safety of a patient, because the activities of a physiotherapist can have direct negative impact on patient’s health, if the professional is not qualified accordingly.

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Physiotherapists treat patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing. Physiotherapists work with patients to identify and improve their movement and function.

    Translation(s):

    Physiotherapists treat patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing. Physiotherapists work with patients to identify and improve their movement and function.

    (EN)
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